Friday, March 4, 2016

Bluebell Meadow Die and Stencil Set from Tonic Studios Two Different Ways


I have been playing with some more NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) for a challenge I wanted to enter and I made two very different cards with the same die and stencil set from Tonic Studios. Isn't this Bluebell Meadow Die and Stencil set from Tonic just gorgeous? For my first card above, I cut and embossed the die on the right side of a white piece of cardstock  measuring 3 3/4" x 8 3/4". On the left side I sponged through the matching stencil with my new favorite sponging tool, Smoothies by Creative Expressions and two colors of Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink. Then I added some dots of Nuvo Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops and attached the piece to a legal size aqua blue card base.


Sometimes when we are working with a large die and/or stencil, we want a standard A2 sized card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), so we have to think about the design in a different way. For my second card, I sponged through the stencil with a turquoise dye ink twice using different parts of the stencil on a white smaller card front. Then I cut the Bluebell Meadows die out of turquoise cardstock and sponged the butterflies with black ink while still in the die. I trimmed the butterflies out and attached them to the card front with mounting tape. I added my favorite Nuvo Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops from Tonic and attached the finished card front to an A2 sized turquoise card base.


I am entering my first card above in the NBUS challenge at djkardkreations.com and the texture challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I am also entering the card in the March challenge at LiveLoveCards to use colored cardstock.

17 comments:

Barb said...

They're two beautiful cards Karen. I enjoyed reading what you did. You're certainly having lots of fun with your new paints and smoothies. I think the tonic die and stencil are a lovely combination. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

great card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

designbydonna said...

Both beautiful cards. I love butterflies. I think I need to live closer to you so I can come play with your die collection>

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely cards, and fab sponging on them! Love the butterflies and the colours you used!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful cards! Love both of them!
I left you a comment on the Tonic Studios US blog, I meant to type gilding flakes not fakes. My iPad has a mind of its own. LOL!

Zoe said...

What an absolutely stunning card. I always try and have a go at getting inky, but I am no good at it - I end up veering back towards cute!! I adore the teal butterfly card, the stenciling mixed with the 3d butterflies is so pretty. Thank you for coming to visit me at craftyheaven, I am so glad you did or I would never have found your lovely blog x x

Craftychris said...

Both ate absolutely fabulous! xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, and very creative! I like the colors too.

Maxine D said...

What innovative and beautiful use of your supplies Karen - and two beautiful cards too.
Blessings
Maxine

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh my! Both cards are gorgeous! Your ideas are a real inspiration to go look at my dies/stencils in a fresh way!

Glittered Paws said...

Lovin the butterfly stencils and images from Tonic, you have been very creative with them. Great card.

Anita in France said...

These are both beautiful, Karen ... soft, delicate and so springlike ... and with such wonderful white space! Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me some sweet words ... and for following ... I've just become your latest Feedly follower! Anita :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are so beautiful. I love the colors you chose too!

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely, unique card. So well done!

Donna said...

These are both stunning and a beautiful shade of blue!

Jo Nevill said...

A very pretty card
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Charlene Thompson said...

I saw your card on Live Love Cards and I just wanted to reach out and tell you how much I like it. I love the die you used and how you used it. I'm always trying to find new ways of using dies and my Silhouette. Thanks for sharing your creation as it's very lovely!